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While you stay safe and stay home here is a suggestions of things to do to keep you entertained, learning, relaxed and fit! 

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  1. Library

    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube, Facebook and NCTV


Even though our building is closed until further notice, we are still here for you!  We are updating this page with new events all the time, and if you would like to see a specific type of program, let us know!  Stay safe and healthy Newington!

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register by calling 860-665-8700 will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration by calling 860-665-8700.

Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. throughout July and August.

Some events will be available through Facebook Live and the link will be available on this page, on the day of the program.

virtual tech help

Virtual Tech Help Appointments

Are you looking for help downloading an eBook?  Are you wondering how to get started with our streaming services like Acorn TV? Do you need help with your smartphone or iPad? Call the library to schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian! Appointments will be held through Zoom.

coping with covid 19

Let’s Get Through This Together Workshop
Offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 PM. 
Please call  

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut is offering a COVID - Let’s Get Through this Together Workshop.  Please call 860-856-2301 to register.

imagine your story

Adult Summer Reading : Click here for more information
June 18 - August 14

Register yourself online, by phone or with a print form (upon request). Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace. Receive one prize ticket for each book completed. Tickets will be available online or  you can call to have one submitted. Weekly drawings held on Friday. All weekly entries will be entered into the grand prize drawings which will be held on Friday, August 14.  Winners will be notified.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

job search strategies

Job Search Strategies for the New Normal (Virtual)
Tuesday, July 7

Living in a new normal requires strategies for the times. Join Deb Krawiec, Founder and Principle Career Management Consultant from Arrow Career Consulting, to learn about three proven strategies successful job seekers utilize to keep themselves moving forward!   Access to this program will be available 7/7 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program.

Watch the video here.

overdrive and hoopla

Digital Library at Home: OverDrive & Hoopla (Virtual)
Wednesday, July 8

Learn how to access some of our popular digital services right from home!  We will walk through both OverDrive and Hoopla to download countless forms of free entertainment, from ebooks and audiobooks to shows and music albums.  Access to this program will be available 7/8 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program.

hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis with Michele (Virtual)
Tuesday, July 14 - Part 1
Thursday, July 16 - Part 2


In this two-part program, library staff and professional hypnotist Michele Rousseau will teach and guide you through self-hypnosis.Part 1 will be a discussion of hypnosis in general,Part 2 will offer a guided hypnosis procedure that you can participate in as an example of how hypnosis for self-improvement works.

 Access to part 1 of this program will be available 7/14 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program.

 Access to part 2 of this program will be available 7/16 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program. 

gentle yoga

Gentle Yoga with Cynthia Wolcott (Virtual)
Wednesday, July 15

This is a very gentle yoga class with a focus on awareness, alignment and breathing as well as stretching and strengthening. This class is great for reducing stress and increasing awareness. Join librarian and yoga instructor, Cynthia Wolcott, for this special class. Access to this program will be available 7/15 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program.

Click here to watch the video.

book page coaster

ReDefined READS- Book Page Coasters (Virtual)
Tuesday, July 21 

Watch and learn how to make coasters from book pages with Library Director Lisa Masten. Call to register for a Grab & Go kit to make your own coasters beginning on July 20. Please call 860-665-8700 to register. A link will be provided on the day of the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Click here to watch the video

Click here to download instructions to make coasters

intermediate yoga

Intermediate Yoga with Ellen Brown (Virtual)
Wednesday, July 22

This might be the class for you if you have some familiarity with yoga postures and want to further explore the practice of yoga. Sticky Yoga mats and blankets are highly recommended. Join Ellen Miller, from Newington Parks and Recreation Yoga, for this virtual class. Access to this program will be available 7/22 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program.

Anne

Covid 19 on the Front Lines (Virtual)
Thursday, July 23

Librarian Joan Quasnitschka will interview her daughter Anne, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, about her five week experience working with Covid-19 patients in an ICU in a Brooklyn hospital. Access to this program will be available 7/23 by clicking on a link that will be provided on the day of the program.

computer security at home

Computer Security at Home! (Virtual)
Monday, August 3

Whether you are using your computer to work, learn, or pass the time, we are on our home networks and devices more than ever.  Find out what you can do to keep you and your device secure at home. Access to this program will be available 8/3 by clicking on the link below.

line dancing

Line Dancing Demo with Wendy Nielson (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 5

 Line dancing isn’t just country/western anymore! It could be anything from a waltz to a cha-cha. You will learn 3 popular dances. No partner needed: it’s fun, and great exercise. Join dance instructor Wendy Nielson and free the dancer in you.  Access to this program will be available 8/5 by clicking on the link below.

home inspection

Home Quick Fixes with Louis Niro of Magnified Home Inspections (Virtual)
Thursday, August 6

 Do you ever wonder if home repairs are easy or too much work? Home inspector Louis Niro will show us some quick easy upkeep that can be done at home to keep your home in good working order.   Access to this program will be available 8/6 by clicking on the link below.

page turners

Page Turners Book Discussion of 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – (Virtual)
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 p.m. 

Join us for a lively discussion about the book, 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. This program will be on Zoom and  will  be facilitated by a library staff member. Registration is required.

labyrinth brewing

Made in Connecticut: Labyrinth Brewing Company of Manchester (Virtual)
Monday, August 10

Adam Delaura, co-owner of Labyrinth Brewing Company, will talk about his craft brewery located in historic downtown Manchester, and the business of making beer. See how and where the beer is made and enjoy as Adam shares his passion and knowledge of all things beer. Access to this program will be available on 8/10 by clicking on the link below.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

booktalks

Book Talks by Librarians  (Virtual)
Monday, August 10

Join your favorite librarians for engaging booktalks. Discover new titles and authors that our librarians love and you might too!  Access to this program will be available 8/10 by clicking on the link below.

votes for women

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (Virtual)
Votes for Women 
Tuesday, August 11, 1:00 p.m. 

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. Join us for a virtual program from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame that highlights the Connecticut women who fought for the women’s right to vote. Program is available via Zoom. Call 860-665-8700 to register.A link will be emailed prior to the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

grab and go

Grab and Go Coloring and Crafts
Wednesday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

We are happy to offer crafts and coloring ready for pickup.  Please note that supplies are limited and may include things you have at home. Please call 860-665-8700 to register to reserve a craft bag.

positive thinking

Positive Thinking in Today’s World with Jim Wiltshire (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 12

Pastor Jim from The Chapel in Newington will speak about how being positive and kind to neighbors, family, friends and community will go a long way in today’s world.

imagine your story

Summer Reading Finale (Virtual) 
Click here for more information
Friday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.

american sign language

American Sign Language (Virtual)
Sign Language: What’s it all about?
Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Come to this fun and educational program to learn simple signs from American Sign Language teacher Connie Davids. She will show us how to sign basic words and phrases such as colors, numbers, family members and more.  Registration is required.

jewelry appraisals

Jewelry Appraisals 101 (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 19

Gemologist Dan Balboni will explain the Do’s and Don’ts people should be aware of when appraising jewelry and why.

tai chi

T’ai Chi (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 25

Meet Ken Zaborowski, T’ai Chi instructor from Newington Parks and Recreation. T’ai Chi is not only a form of exercise, but a cultural art that leads you on the path to mental physical and spiritual fitness. This art form is used to promote tranquility by releasing the natural energy of the body. T’ai Chi helps maintain good Chi energy with gentile fluid movements.

grab and go

Grab and Go Coloring and Crafts
Thursday,August 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

We are happy to offer crafts and coloring ready for pickup.  Please note that supplies are limited and may include things you have at home.  Call to register to reserve a craft bag.